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The summons of death on the medieval and Renaissance English stage

Author: Phoebe S Spinrad
Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©1987.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Spinrad, Phoebe S.
Summons of death on the medieval and Renaissance English stage.
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)569030442
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phoebe S Spinrad
ISBN: 0814204430 9780814204436
OCLC Number: 15221646
Description: xii, 334 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Death Takes a Grisly Shape --
Medieval and Renaissance Iconography --
II. Answering the Summons --
The Art of Dying --
III. Death Takes to the Stage --
The Mystery Cycles and Early Moralities --
IV. Death as Educator --
Everyman --
V. Death Takes an Alias --
The Late Moralities and the Secular Mode --
VI. Medieval Summons, --
Renaissance Response --
Tamburlaine, Parts I. and II. --
VII. The Summons to Hell --
Doctor Faustus --
VIII. The Kindly Summons --
Measure for Measure --
IX. The Summons of Nothingness --
The Duchess of Malfi --
X. Memento Mockery --
The Old Iconography Begins to Slip --
XI. A Choice of Deaths --
The Last Decades of Renaissance Theater --
Epilogue --
Some Last Words and a Last Play --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Phoebe S. Spinrad.

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